$10 Ledges. I originally wanted to use them as storage for spices and our olive oil, but once our vent hood was installed, there just wasn't room for them, at least not as I had originally intended. Since mine are made of yellow pine (harder wood) and I used a 1 x 6 for my platform instead of a 1 x 4, my ledges cost more than $10.
Needless to say, they have been hanging around and taking up space for about 2 years. I thought about cutting them to make them smaller. (They are 4 feet long.) But since I had painted them with Annie Sloan's chalk paint, that made it tricky.
Do I repaint?
Stick it in a corner so you don't see the cut?
What to do?
Well, I finally decided that I would use these ledges over my sofa seating area to display our family photos. I used the stud finder and attached them with 2 inch screws to the studs.
This replaces a rather sad photo wall where all my photos hung askance. You can still see 2 that will require a ladder to remove.
Not bad looking! It is also easier to update our family photos as we grow and change.
It only took 2 years... :)
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